Queen Elizabeth Park in the state electorate of Drummoyne will receive $500,000 towards infrastructure improvements under a re-elected NSW Liberal and Nationals Government.
NSW Sport Minister Alister Henskens joined Liberal Candidate for Drummoyne, Stephanie Di Pasqua to announce half a million dollars for the only all-female club in Football Canterbury, Russell Lea Women’s Soccer Club.
The amenity building at Queen Elizabeth Park requires some upgrade and modernisation to ensure it meets the needs of all the females at the club.
The importance of female-friendly facilities in football cannot be overstated.
Women and girls who participate in football deserve facilities that are welcoming, comfortable, and safe. This not only helps to promote greater participation in the sport but also sends a message that football is a sport for all.
It is important that changerooms are designed with female players in mind. This includes providing private cubicles for changing, as well as dedicated spaces for showering and getting ready.
Female-friendly football facilities promote a sense of community and inclusivity. This means providing spaces for socializing and interacting with other players and spectators. It also means creating an environment that is welcoming to all, regardless of age, gender, or background.
In the Football Canterbury footprint, 38% of change rooms are gender neutral.
24% of referee change are gender neutral.
Increasing female participation in safe and welcoming environments is a strategic priority of the NSW Football Infrastructure Strategy.
Football NSW continues to advocate to all side of politics for increased funding and support for our clubs and associations, ensuring inclusive and accessible facilities that can not only meet the current demand for football but cater for the ongoing growth of the game for generations to come.